About Lavaux Classic
Lavaux Classic offers a unique formula that ties together our values of artistic excellence, proximity and the discovery of an exceptional landscape. As an event which prides itself on its dynamic and stand-out profile, our influence reaches across one of the most striking regions in the world : Lavaux and its vineyard terraces recognised as a world heritage site by UNSECO.
Highly valued by such great artists of our times as Katia and Marielle Labèque, Grigory Sokolov, Khatia Buniatishvili, István Várdai or Boris Berezovsky, Lavaux Classic owes its success to a dynamic, inventive and exacting framework.
Lavaux Classic organises different musical gatherings every year, amongst which the main festival in June. There you will find over 50 events and concerts planned around a common theme: paid concerts in different local venues, free ones in cellars or by the lake, exciting activities allowing our audience to discover Lavaux, concerts in the vineyards, opportunities to meet artists directly and events for children.
The Festival has an international reputation while staying steadily anchored locally. Lavaux Classic stands out in the cultural landscape of French-speaking Switzerland thanks to overseas artists who appreciate the attraction of our world-famous landscape.
Lavaux Classic is a prominently local festival. Nestled between two urban centres in the middle of the vineyards, between the lake and the mountains, this setting is a perpetual source of inspiration : generous hospitality, breath-taking landscape, thousand year-old traditions rooted in generosity. Thanks to varied activities, Lavaux Classic takes you on a discovery journey through this unique UNESCO World Heritage land.
Keeping it local
The magic of Lavaux Classic is a direct result of striving for excellence while remaining resolutely local. Artists and their audience get to meet and share experiences as they gather in local wine cellars after concerts. Our team of local hosts offer their rooms as artists’ accommodation, thereby furthering the precious opportunity for artists and locals to meet. This proximity is at the root of the Lavaux Classic philosophy and echoes the region’s legendary hospitality.
Lavaux Classic organises musical walks into the vineyards, open-air concerts for all tastes, « carte-blanche » projects for musicians and wine-growers to collaborate, rare concerts in breath-taking private venues, as well as a variety of activities based around the concerts : public debates, presentations of the programmes and sit-downs with artists.